PEOPLE’S LIGHT RAISES OVER $9,000 TO BENEFIT HOME OF THE SPARROW
TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
A simple statement with far-reaching impact!
Imagine for a moment that you are a mother of two young children working 40 hours a week, earning minimum wage – that’s roughly $15,000 per year. How do you afford rent, health care, food, and basic transportation?
In 2009, 24% of female-headed households lived below the poverty line in Chester County.* Homelessness, hunger and poverty still haunt our county’s most vulnerable women and children. We’ve been making a difference since 1995 with our mission – to provide housing and supportive services to homeless and low-income women who want to improve their lives and become self-sufficient.
We’re thrilled to boast an 82% success rate with most women moving on to more permanent housing upon completion of one of our Transitional Housing Program.
“Being in this program is not for the faint-hearted,” said one woman who completed it. “It forced me to take a long hard look at myself and my life. It has given me a new lease on life. It made me believe in myself again because I had to work very hard for every step forward, but, in hindsight, that is what makes Home of the Sparrow special.”
*Source: Blueprint Report – Chester County Fund for Women and Girls